Auditions

Tips for Auditioning

Auditions for Main Stage productions are held prior to each show, four times each year. Performance troupe auditions are held every January and August. Cast members make an initial audition and attend a callback before they’re selected.

EVCT makes the audition experience kid-friendly. It strives to create a low-pressure learning environment for children. All of the directors involved with auditions and production have extensive experience working with youth. The audition process is about teaching kids how to audition, practicing, doing their best and showing the directors what they’re looking for. Auditions are open to any kids in the community—children don’t necessarily have to be enrolled in EVCT acting classes or camps.

  • Plan to be at the audition a little bit ahead of schedule—you don’t want your child to feel rushed.
  • Make sure your child has eaten before meeting with the director and had a good night’s sleep—kids need their energy and this will help prevent them from fidgeting.
  • Get context for the scenes by reading the whole script.
  • Don’t worry about clothing, hair or breakdowns too much. Character guides are just that—guides, and forcing a certain look or attitude will feel inauthentic.
  • Don’t coach your child down to every gesture. Let them focus on listening, tone and facial expressions and the director will do the coaching once your child is cast in the troupe or production.

2021-2022 Main Stage Season of Shows at EVCT
Audition Information

Auditions for
The Prince and the Pauper, the musical

By Mark and Ben Liebert
Winner of EVCT’s Aspiring Playwrights Contest for 2021

January 4 & 5
5 pm for kids age 8-11 and 7 pm for kids age 12-18
Callbacks January 6 at 6 pm

EVCT Rehearsal Studio, 4501 E Main St in Mesa
(located on the southeast corner of Main and Greenfield)

Auditions will consist of singing, dancing and reading from the script. No advanced preparation is necessary. Come dressed for movement and bring a photo you can leave at the theatre.

Additional information is available by calling the EVCT office at 480-756-3828.

 

Parts to be cast in the show include:

The Paupers:

Tom Canty
Mother Margaret, a nun
John Canty
Mary Canty
Eloise
Nan
Hugo/Helen
Reggie/Rose
Bet
Kate
Madge
Miles Hendon
Doris, a child
Minton, a child 

The Royals:

Prince Edward
Guard
Mistress Hertford
Lady Jane
Lady Elizabeth
King Henry
Queen Catherine
Doctor
4 Palace Servants

EVCT Performance Troupe Auditions

EVCT Bravo – musical theatre performance troupe – Auditions are Monday January 10 at 5 pm at the EVCT rehearsal studio, 4501 E Main Street in Mesa for kids age 12-18.  EVCT Bravo meets on Mondays from 5-7 pm, rehearses song and dance from Musicals and then performs in the community in April. To sign up for an audition, please call the EVCT office at 480-756-3828 to make your appointment or with questions.  Fill out the audition card below and bring it to the audition when you come.

 

On the Spot – teen improv troupe – Auditions are Tuesday January 11 at 6 pm at the EVCT rehearsal studio, 4501 E Main Street in Mesa for kids age 12-18.  On the Spot meets on Tuesdays from 6-8 pm for rehearsals and them performs in the community in March and April. To sign up for an audition, please call the EVCT office at 480-756-3828 to make your appointment or with questions.  Fill out the audition card below and bring it to the audition when you come.

EVCT Express – acting troupe – Auditions are Thursday January 13 at 4:30 pm at the EVCT rehearsal studio, 4501 E Main Street in Mesa for kids age 8-14.  Express meets on Thursdays from 4:30-6:30 pm for rehearsals and them performs in the community in March and April. To sign up for an audition, please call the EVCT office at 480-756-3828 to make your appointment or with questions.  Fill out the audition card below and bring it to the audition when you come.